Private Peaceful Topics for Discussion

Michael Morpurgo
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Discuss fear. How does fear manifest itself for Thomas Peaceful throughout the story? What are the effects? Does fear manifest differently for others in the story than it does for Thomas Peaceful?

Describe the love that Thomas bears for both his brother and Molly. What happens to test that love? How does Thomas respond to these tests of his love?

Big Joe has a developmental problem. How has this effected the Peaceful family? How do people react to Big Joe around the village and how does it affect the Peaceful family? What other effects does Big Joe's condition have on Thomas Peaceful and his family?

Throughout the story, Thomas reveals that he was never sure if God ever really existed. What reason does Thomas question his faith? How does that faith fare in the face of The Great War? What does Thomas believe about...

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